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Protests take place in Paris over police image publishing law

Thousands took to the streets of Paris today to protest against a law that would create a criminal offence for publishing images of police officers for malicious reasons.

A maximum penalty of one year in prison and a €45,000 fine would be faced by offenders.

The measures have received criticism as it’s feared that they could endanger journalists and other observers who photograph or video officers at work.

Civil liberties campaigners and journalists stated that the security law would impinge freedom of information and media rights.

The government stated that the proposal is in place to protect police officers from online calls for violence.

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